AZC Women’s Weekend Retreat
May 20th – 21st, 2016
Fri. 6:00pm – 9:00pm Sat. 9:00am – 4:00pm
$80 members/$100 non-members
This special Women’s Weekend Retreat led by Rev. Unzan Mako Voelkel is an opportunity for women to come together for meditation, training in Zen forms and embodiment, teachings of female Zen ancestors, and their relevance to our practice of waking up to the present moment. The focus of this retreat will be on the feminine aspects of both Wisdom and Compassion. On Friday evening there will be a bonfire and chanting circle.
Participants are encouraged to attend the full retreat schedule.
To Register: By May 16th sign up in the AZC foyer, call Susan at 512-452-5777, or register here. If you have specific questions about the format of this retreat, contact Rev. Mako Voelkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing may be available for Friday evening for those who are interested.
AZC Book Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15 pm. | led by Glenn Noblin
All are invited to the Wednesday Night Book Group. We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:15 pm. We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection and discuss it, ending at 8:15pm. We will be reading Chapter 1, "Awakening to the Longing" in Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are, by Tim Burkett, reading the forward and editor's introduction. Read more...
Prison BuddhaPals program
This program is in need of volunteers who would write about the Dharma to incarcerated individuals. To learn about this program, check the Outreach section of the AZC website. We have a long wait list of prisoners who are interested in the Buddhadharma.
Refugee Services of Texas
AZC and Appamada Sangha members have organized a group to volunteer with Refugee Services of Texas (RST), as a welcome team for arriving families and individuals. If you are interested in joining our effort, please contact Richard Whittington (email@example.com). To work with RST clients, you must attend an RST orientation and complete a background check. RST orientations take place at 500 E. St. Johns Ave., Suite 1.280, Austin, typically on the 1st Tuesday of each month, Please contact RST (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-472-94772) for more information.
AZC Zen Writing
Every Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted). Our meeting involves a short meditation, thirty minutes of writing in response to a prompt, and sharing writing (for those who want to share). For a little over an hour each Tuesday evening, members of this group focus on the process of connecting with their present experience and putting pen to paper to see what unfolds. Rather than being another thing to “get right,” writing becomes a dynamic practice and an expression of our alive experience in the moment. Read more...